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Treats high blood pressure. A lower blood pressure will reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. This medicine is a beta-blocker. More info »


Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 130,050 $9.82M
Texas 114,468 $9.21M
New York 107,485 $8.6M
Florida 92,185 $7.19M
Ohio 65,477 $5.17M
Pennsylvania 64,841 $4.87M
Illinois 56,605 $4.44M
North Carolina 53,647 $3.74M
Georgia 53,060 $3.76M
New Jersey 50,952 $4.23M
Louisiana 48,069 $3.34M
Missouri 47,554 $3.37M
Indiana 42,877 $3.3M
Tennessee 38,030 $2.8M
Kentucky 37,790 $2.85M
Virginia 36,996 $2.84M
Alabama 33,417 $2.31M
Mississippi 31,757 $2.08M
South Carolina 26,778 $1.95M
Michigan 25,247 $2.15M
Oklahoma 23,857 $1.87M
Arkansas 23,835 $1.64M
Nebraska 22,065 $1.51M
Arizona 21,999 $1.97M
Kansas 21,786 $1.61M
Connecticut 21,301 $1.79M
Iowa 18,600 $1.29M
Wisconsin 18,054 $1.4M
Colorado 16,806 $1.37M
Oregon 14,954 $1.17M
Maryland 14,650 $1.37M
West Virginia 13,791 $1.06M
Washington 12,193 $994K
Minnesota 7,784 $672K
Rhode Island 7,647 $528K
Nevada 7,136 $592K
Massachusetts 6,541 $533K
Utah 6,243 $499K
Hawaii 6,093 $487K
Idaho 5,979 $439K
South Dakota 4,502 $336K
North Dakota 4,303 $314K
New Mexico 3,704 $295K
Montana 3,458 $265K
Delaware 3,285 $331K
Wyoming 3,137 $243K
New Hampshire 2,452 $200K
Alaska 2,424 $175K
Maine 2,375 $235K
Puerto Rico 2,357 $156K
District of Columbia 1,797 $131K
Vermont 1,235 $95.7K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to